Native Americans - PPT Study Guide

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1 Early America: Native Americans Study Guide English III Power Point Notes – in class 1. What has been the one constant in America history and literature? a. The constant is the intangible American Dream 2. In what way has the literature of the Native Americans been viewed historically? a. Has been viewed only as a possible history. Through oral tradition. 3. What happened that made it possible to study Native American oral tradition? a. It has been translated and written down 4. What types of literature is found in the Native American tradition? a. 5. What did many of the myths explain? a. It explained Why things existed 6. With what was the world of the Native American filled? a. With spiritual forces that bound each person to all of creation. 7. Where were humans in the hierarchy of life? a. They were then brothers and sisters rather than the masters and subjects 8. How did the Native Americans view the state of balance with nature?
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Unformatted text preview: a. They believed that it was good to be in balance with nature. 9. What happened if the harmony of the earth was disturbed? a. Misfortunes, pain, and death were the result 10.Na±ve Americans believed in many gods, spirits, demons, and ghosts. ³or what were these en±±es responsible? a. Responsible for the fate of the Indian 11.DeFne polytheism. a. The belief in many gods 12.DeFne monotheism a. The belief in one god. 13.DeFne pantheism. a. A doctrine that equates god with the forces and laws of the universe the worship of all gods of di´erent creeds, cults, or peoples indi´erently 14.DeFne Puritanism. a. The beliefs and prac±ces characteris±c of the Puritans 15.What are the three roles of a trickster? Explain what each role means. a. BeneFcent culture hero, the clever deceiver, numskull...
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